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On March 4, 1986, Bronfman handed the club over to Norm Kimball, who changed the name back to the Alouettes in hopes of appealing to Montrealers. The 1986 season was a disaster. Attendance plummeted to 5,000 people a game. Kimball announced in June 1987 on the eve of the first game of the year that the Alouettes would be folding, 41 years after the team was founded in 1946.

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